10:30, Mon 19th November 2018 at Chichester Festival Theatre
15:45, Wed 21st November 2018 at Adelphi Theatre
20:00, Thu 22nd November 2018 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
12:00, Sun 25th November 2018 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
11:30, Tue 27th November 2018 at Haymarket Theatre
Michaelmas Week 7 to Week 8
The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedy by William Shakespeare, first published in 1602, though believed to have been written prior to 1597. It features the fat knight Sir John Falstaff. Though nominally set in the reign of Henry IV, the play makes no pretence to exist outside contemporary Elizabethan era English middle class life. It has been adapted for the opera on several occasions.